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7/22/2014
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School Zone Flashers Mean Slow Down, Even in Summer

School zone flashers are operating over the summer due to classes being in session in some Pinellas County district schools.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents

7/22/2014
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Bicycle Face - The Hidden Health Scare for Female Cyclists

The symptoms of bicycle face are as follows: Increased mobility, greater focus, confidence, independence, and improvement in general health.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

7/21/2014
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Driver Leaves After Causing Death of 71 Yr Old Motorcyclist

Call FHP at 239-938-1800 if you have any info about the driver of a 1999-2000 Honda Accord who fatally struck a 71 yr old motorcyclist in Sarasota on July 12.

Category: Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents

7/10/2014
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Motorcyclist Dies in Palm Harbor Crash

A twenty-four year old motorcycle rider died in Palm Harbor when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Omaha Street and Countryside Lane.

Category: Motorcycle Accidents

7/9/2014
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Prevent Theft: Register Your Bicycle Today

Recovering a bicycle used to seem like a lost cause until Florida police agencies and the National Bike Registry started bike registration programs.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

6/6/2014
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Activist Group Ordered to Pay Millions for Bringing Lawsuit

A series of lawsuits were filed over the past few years against Ringling Brother’s Circus alleging animal cruelty in how they kept their animals.

Category: General

6/5/2014
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Judge Hands Down 17 Year Prison Sentence to DUI Driver

A man charged with DUI manslaughter in a crash that killed an elderly man in 2012 was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

5/28/2014
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Jim Dodson Law has Our Own Certified Bicycle Helmet Fitter

Kati Jones, Community Outreach Director at Jim Dodson Law, completed the training to become a certified bike helmet fitter to expand our bike safety efforts.

Category: In the Community

5/22/2014
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36.1 Million People will Travel this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and according to AAA an estimated 36.1 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home.

Category: Car Accidents

5/21/2014
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Governor Rick Scott will Veto Bill to Raise Speed Limits

Standing with the law enforcement, Gov. Rick Scott will veto a bill that could increase the speed limit on Florida highways from 70 mph to 75 mph.

Category: Car Accidents

5/21/2014
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Clearwater Man Killed in Oldsmar Bicycle Crash on Tampa Rd.

A 29-year-old Clearwater man was killed Friday night when a pickup truck ran over him in Oldsmar, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Category: Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents

5/13/2014
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Jim Dodson Law Sponsors “Bike to School Day”

On May 7th, Jim Dodson Law sponsored “Bike to School Day” in partnership with the FDOT, the Largo Police Department and local bike shop, Chainwheel Drive.

Category: In the Community

5/3/2014
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Ft. Myers “Ride of Silence” Honors Fallen Cyclists

The Ride of Silence is a ride that has become an international annual event which honors cyclists who were killed or injured while riding on public roadways.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

4/25/2014
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Clearwater Driver Pleads Guilty to Leaving Fatal Bike Accident

Leaving the scene of an accident is all too common in Florida. It is a selfish act, done by someone looking out for their own best interest.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

4/17/2014
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Jim Dodson Announces Program to Recognize Crossing Guards in FL

We would like to help you recognize your favorite crossing guard. Nominate your favorite crossing guard to Jim Dodson Law’s Crossing Guard Recognition Program!

Category: In the Community

4/16/2014
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Bicyclist on Gulf Blvd Injured in Distracted Driver Crash

Nathen Wright was cycling on Gulf Blvd. in the bike lane when the driver of a pickup truck traveling in the same direction reached down to pick up a notebook.

Category: Bicycle Injury Accidents

4/15/2014
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My Dermatologist Failed to Diagnose My Melanoma

Melanoma is a relatively rare but potentially fatal skin cancer. Skin cancers account for many cancers but melanoma makes up only about 2% of all skin cancers.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/9/2014
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Cycling Fatality in Lakewood Ranch Claims Life of 83 Year Old Man

An avid cyclist and walker who was described by a friend as a “very strong loving Christian” died as result of serious injuries suffered in a bicycle crash.

Category: Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents

4/4/2014
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The Doctor Didn't Diagnose My Stroke Symptoms in Time

Strokes take the lives of over 100,000 people each year in the United States. This is why it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/3/2014
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My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Breast Cancer

One of the most common concerns for women is breast cancer, and rightfully so. It is estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed during their lifetime.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/2/2014
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Everybody Believes it Couldn’t Happen to Them – But It Could

The Month of April is Alcohol Awareness month. Jim Dodson looks for every opportunity to raise community awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

3/26/2014
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Beach Residents Alarmed Over Pedestrian Crashes on Gulf Blvd.

Two pedestrians killed crossing Gulf Blvd. along the beaches has alarmed local residents. They want safety measures to protect the public from careless drivers.

Category: Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents

3/19/2014
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Colt’s Owner Arrested for Impaired Driving

Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts has been arrested for DUI. He’s the latest poster child for impaired driving not related to alcohol.

Category: Victims of DUI Crashes

3/13/2014
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Accident Victim Saved $100 on Premium But Lost Big $$$ on Injury Claim

Although an injured party has good bodily injury insurance on their own auto policy, they were out of luck because they had no uninsured motorist coverage.

Category: Car Accidents

3/12/2014
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FL Bills Call for Stricter Penalties for Hitting Vulnerable Road Users

Two Florida bills were filed by Senator Greg Evers and Representative Dwight Dudley this week to seek harsher penalties for hitting vulnerable road users.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents